Certificate in Cosmetology

The Cosmetology Certificate is a comprehensive curriculum that prepares students for a wide range of careers within the beauty industry. The curriculum offers theoretical and practical disciplines as well as interactive demonstrations and hands-on applications that train students to possess knowledge, language and skills for career opportunities in haircutting, hairstyling, colorist, chemical specialist, skin and nail spas, sales and entrepreneurship. Students will understand the importance of professionalism and artistic endeavor in this diverse industry through inspiration and challenge. This program of study also enables students to prepare for and pass the California State Board Exam of Cosmetology.

Required courses:
COS 141Introduction to Cosmetology11
COS 151Business Fundamentals and Licensing Preparation4.5
COS 161Haircolor8
COS 181Haircutting8
COS 185Skin and Nail Care9
COS 191Hair Design8
COS 201Texture8
Total Units56.5

Certificate of Achievement Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Cosmetology Certificate of Achievement will:

  1. Be prepared to pass the State Board Exam and acquire California State licensure.
  2. Be trained theoretically and practically in the disciplines of haircutting, haircoloring, chemical training, skin/nails and hairstyling necessary for the professional stylist.
  3. Be inspired and challenged artistically through industry competitions, projects, community service and collaborative work with partnering college disciplines.